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This document is organized in the following two sections:

  1. Detailed tutorials that walk you through using CloudGorilla.
  2. The frequently asked questions section for common questions and their answers.

If you have any unanswered questions or would like to make a suggestion don't hesitate to write an email to .



Where can I select a region/location/datacenter?

In CloudGorilla the region/location/datacenter where your instances are placed is called a "Cloud".

You can switch conveniently between different "Clouds" in the top left corner of the "Overview" and "Instances" tabs.
The selection made affects both tabs.

What is the meaning of the instance state images?

The state of an instance is visualized in the "Instances" and "Favorites" tabs.
The meaning is the following:

  • RunningRunning
  • StoppedStopped
  • TerminatedTerminated
  • StartingStarting
  • StoppingStopping
  • ShuttingDownTerminating
  • RebootingRebooting
  • RebootingMaintenance

How do I search instances?

The search for instances hides at the top of the "Instances" tab.
To reveal the search box, scroll to the top of CloudGorilla's window.
Instances can be filtered by their id, by their name or by their assigned IP addresses (public and private).

How does this "Favorites" thing work?

CloudGorilla stores the instance's id on your mobile device when you favorite it. Upon each start or if you refresh your "Favorites" CloudGorilla connects to the cloud compute service provider and retrieves for every favorited instance the instance's properties.
If the instance has been deleted or terminated since the last refresh, CloudGorilla auto-removes the instance from the "Favorites".

Is it possible to favorite instances from different clouds?

Yes. CloudGorilla was designed with the best usability in mind. If you want to have a quick look at instances from different clouds, you can do that.

Why is the "Terminate" instance button grayed out?

Some cloud compute service providers have an option to protect instances from being terminated remotely (through API calls).
CloudGorilla checks on the "Instance Details" view, if an instance is termination protected. CloudGorilla disables the button to give you a visual feedback if this is the case. The button is also disabled if the internet connection appears to be offline and CloudGorilla couldn't perform the check.

You can set the termination protection property in the web management interface of your cloud compute service provider if this is supported.

Is there Copy & Paste?

You can easily copy information for using it in CloudGorilla (search functionality) or for pasting it into other apps.
Find and tap on the information you want to copy. This will bring up the copy button. You can then tap the copy button to copy the information to the clipboard and paste it anywhere you need to.
Additionally the "Instance Details" view provides a "Copy to Clipboard" button that copies all of the instance's information at once.

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What happens when I remove an account in CloudGorilla?

Removing an account from CloudGorilla (with the credentials of a cloud compute service provider account) removes the CloudGorilla account on the mobile device only. Your cloud compute service provider account to which CloudGorilla connected remains untouched.

Can CloudGorilla auto-destruct data after too many incorrect unlock attempts?

Yes, this feature is included because you don't want anybody to mess with your instances. To activate it, navigate to "Passcode Lock" in the "Settings" tab and enable the "Erase Data" option.
If enabled and after 5 failed passcode attempts, CloudGorilla deletes all your CloudGorilla data and settings and resets itself to its initial state.

CloudGorilla crashes!

If you experience a crash, be sure you are using the latest CloudGorilla version and the latest firmware.
If a crash continues to happen on the latest versions, CloudGorilla needs to know about it! Please sync your iPhone and send the crash report (found in ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice) to .

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